The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Skylar Wireman

Skylar Wireman and Heritage Farm's Charisma. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
  • Status: Junior  
  • Hometown: Bonsall, CA  
  • Trainers: Shayne Wireman, Andre Dignelli, & Lisa Halterman

As a horsewoman, I am most proud of the mare we bred. I recently won a Grand Prix on her. 

As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve on my veterinary knowledge and skills like looking at X-rays. 

I’d be lost without horse cookies in my tack trunk and spurs in my ring bag. 

The greatest lesson from my pony-riding days was that you are going to fall off (a lot). 

The best part about being a catch-rider is getting to learn from so many different trainers and horses. 

My best piece of advice for young riders is to work hard and never stop dreaming. 

My favorite horse book is The Eighty-Dollar Champion

The part of riding I’m best at is giving horses a soft and light ride. 

I’m a sucker for chestnuts with a lot of light chrome. 

On Mondays, you’ll find me at the barn cleaning stalls. 

If I had to pick a favorite ring it would be the jumper ring, because I like to go fast. 

The horse person I most admire is Peter Wylde, because he is incredible to watch and is a very nice person. 

One of my greatest show ring victories was winning the 2020 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals on Hot Pants. 

One of the best horse names I’ve ever heard is Catch Me. 

My absolute favorite show is WEC Ohio because it’s all connected, there’s great footing, and the barns are really nice.  

My motto is: work hard, dream big, + pay it forward.

*This story was originally published in the July 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!

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